Sunshine Sayings -- Love Is On Its Way

Hello!

Today's post is a follow-up from last week's Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Sunshine Sayings stamp set.  I hope you've taken the time to travel through all the stops on the blog hop to see all the amazing ideas using this very versatile stamp set and the coordinating Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  To see a line up of the Stampin' Up! artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

We all have difficult periods in our lives that challenge us in unexpected ways.  At these times, most of us tend to "burrow in" and try to tackle the problems on our own rather than "impose" upon our loved ones for assistance and/or a listening ear.  More often than not, it's these times when we should reach out to our loved ones.  This card contains a reminder to the recipient that they are not alone and that whatever help is required is there but for the asking.  It takes courage to ask, though.  I hope that when you are feeling overwhelmed, feeling lost and alone, or need a helping hand you will have the courage to ask for the help you need.  Challenges are more easily overcome when they are shared.

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This card begins with a card base of Mint Macaron.  A panel of Gold Foil Sheets was adhered at the center of the card front.

The flower thinlit, from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, was die cut with the Big Shot using Crushed Curry cardstock for the flower petals part of the thinlit and then a second time using Garden Green cardstock for the stem and for the butterfly thinlit.  The stem was trimmed and adhered at the base of the flower petals using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  The combined flower was adhered to a piece of Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  The die cut butterfly was cut in half with Paper Snips and the halves adhered along the flower stem using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.

Crumb Cake cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using a framelit from the Lots of Labels Framelits.  The watercolor smudge image, from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set, was stamped at the center of the framelit using Crumb Cake ink.  The phrase, "Is On Its Way" was stamped near the lower left corner of the framelit using Garden Green ink.  The "love" thinlit, from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, was die cut with the Big Shot using Crushed Curry cardstock and adhered to the Crumb Cake label using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  Holes were punched at the left and right sides of the label using the 1/8" handheld circle punch.  A piece of Gold 3/8" Metallic ribbon (from the Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack available only during Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying order) was threaded through the holes in the label, wrapped around the paper with the label near the lower left side of the paper (place a couple of Mini Glue Dots on the back of the label to help anchor the label to the paper) and the ribbon knotted at the right side of the label.  The Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper was adhered to the Gold Foil Sheets so that the top and bottom edges of the paper are flush with the top and bottom edges of the Gold Foil and there are 1/8" borders of Gold Foil Sheets extending beyond the left and right edges of the paper.  

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The inside sentiment area of the card base was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  A narrow strip of Gold Foil Sheets was adhered along the back right side of a strip of Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The paper was adhered along the left edge of the liner.  The watercolor smudge image was stamped near the upper center of the liner using Crumb Cake ink.  The message of assistance, from the Sending Thoughts stamp set, was stamped over the watercolor smudge using Garden Green ink.  I just love the beautiful sentiments in the Sending Thoughts stamp set.  They are just perfect when you need to send a heartfelt message of encouragement.

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A piece of Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper was adhered to the flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  The paper was trimmed to match the edges of the envelope flap using Paper Snips.

If you are aware of a loved one who seems to be struggling, send them a note of encouragement.  Sometimes knowing that there's someone "out there" who's ready to be available to their needs can make all the difference in their ability to successfully overcome their challenges.

Card Measurements --

Crumb Cake:  2" x 3"; Crushed Curry:  2-1/2" x 3", 2" x 3-1/2"; Garden Green:  3" x 4"; Mint Macaron:  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length; Whisper White:  4" x 5-1/4"; Gold Foil Sheets:  4" x 5-1/4", 3/8" x 5-1/4"; 3/8" Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (Gold):  12"; Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper:  3-3/4" x 5-1/4", 5/8" x 5-1/4", 2-1/4" x 6"

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Sunshine Sayings, Sending Thoughts; Inks:  Crumb Cake, Garden Green; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Affectionately Yours Specialty; Embellishments:  3/8" Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (Sale-A-Bration); Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Multipurpose Liquid, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, 1/8" handheld circle punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Plate and/or Precision Base Plate, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Lots of Labels Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Sunshine Sayings -- Congrats On One More Year

Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Today's post is a follow-up to Monday's Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Sunshine Sayings stamp set.  We had quite a few participants for this hop and the ideas for using this very versatile stamp set with its coordinating Sunshine Wishes Thinlits are amazing.  To see a line up of the Stampin' Up! Artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

When you are part of a large family, one thing you can never have too many of is Birthday Cards.  In today's world, it's so easy to say "Happy Birthday" on Facebook or some other form of social media and I'll be the first to admit that this has been my go-to plan for some years.  The thing is, I design birthday cards, I promote the making of birthday cards, and I encourage people to mail birthday cards.  It would probably be a good thing for me to do the same, don't you think?  This year I am determined to empty the boxes of birthday cards I have stored in my craft room.  I didn't do too well with January, but I'm going to DO THIS!!  

I think this card is a great birthday card as it's a simple design and easy to replicate with all those random pieces of leftover paper you may have sitting around looking for a good home.

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This card begins with a card base of Thick Whisper White cardstock.  A piece of Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper was adhered at the center of a panel of Melon Mambo cardstock adhered at the center of the card front.  A narrow strip of Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper was adhered across the larger piece of paper with the bottom edge of the narrow strip 3/4" above the bottom edge of the larger piece.  A slightly narrower strip of Whisper White cardstock was stamped with the "On One More Year" phrase from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set using Basic Black Archival ink.  The left edge of the strip was adhered flush with the left center of the narrow strip of paper and a banner tail was cut into the right edge of the cardstock.  A "bunny ear bow" was tied from a piece of Gold 1/8" ribbon and adhered at the left side of the cardstock banner using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot.

A large, gold Metallic Foil Doily was adhered to the card front centered in the area above the narrow paper strip.  The "congrats" thinlit, from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, was die cut with the Big Shot three times from Melon Mambo cardstock.  The three die cuts were adhered, one on top of the other, using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.  The stacked dies were adhered across the Metallic Foil Doily using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.

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A narrow strip of Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock and adhered near the top edge of the inside sentiment area of the card base.  The paint smudge image, from the Sunshine Wishes stamp set, was stamped at the upper center using Melon Mambo ink.  The "Happy Birthday" phrase was stamped over the smudge using Basic Black Archival ink.

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The paint smudge image was stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Melon Mambo ink.  The "Happy Birthday" phrase was stamped over the smudge using Basic Black Archival ink.

One of the Stampin' Up! Trainers, Shannon West, decided to get serious about mailing birthday cards last year.  She invited all of her Facebook friends to message her their address and birth date for just that purpose.  At the end of the year, she sent out more than 2000 birthday cards.  I think if Shannon can accomplish such an amazing goal, I should be able to send out birthday cards to my family.  Wish me luck!

Card Measurements --

Whisper White Thick:  4-1/4" x 11" scored along the 11" length; Melon Mambo:  4" x 5-1/4", 3 @ 1-1/2" x 4"; Whisper White:  7/16" x 2-5/8"; Basic Black:  3/4" x 4"; Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper:  3-3/4" x 5", 5/8" x 3-3/4", 5/8" x 3-7/8"; Gold 1/8" ribbon:  6"

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Supplies I used for this card --

Stamps:  Sunshine Wishes; Inks:  Basic Black Archival, Melon Mambo; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Pop of Pink Speciality; Embellishments:  Gold 1/8" ribbon, Metallic Foil Doilies; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform and/or Precision Base Plate, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Sunshine Sayings -- Take Heart

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Today's post is a follow-up to yesterday's Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Sunshine Sayings stamp set.  To see the line up of Stampin' Up! artists contributing to this hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

Stamp sets with a bunch of words and phrases are always a great item for me because it makes creating a custom card so simple.  The Sunshine Sayings stamp set certainly provides this function because I can create a greeting or sentiment for any occasion.  

When I was thinking about a card to make for the blog hop, I was also worrying over a series of hurtful events that had occurred the day before and wondering how to resolve a seemingly unsolvable set of issues.  I knew that creating would help me to redirect my focus to something a whole lot more positive, so I kept telling myself to put the worries aside and think happy.  Then I saw this phrase in the Sunshine Sayings stamp set:  "Take Heart".  Yep.  That's what I needed to do.  Take Heart and let love point the way.  Once I came to that realization, the card pretty much made itself AND I was definitely in a happier place.

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This card begins with a card base of Sahara Sand.  The spiral flower center from the Botanical Blooms stamp set was randomly stamped on the card front using Versamark ink.  [I chose this image because it resembles the puffies at the end of the stems on the Designer Series Paper.]  A panel of Very Vanilla cardstock was adhered to the card front with the top, left, and right edges of the cardstock a smidge more than 1/4" from the top, left, and right edges of the card front.

A panel of Falling In Love Designer Series Paper was adhered at the center of a slightly larger piece of Sahara Sand cardstock.  The "Take Heart" phrase, from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set, was stamped on a strip of Sahara Sand cardstock inked with the brush tip of a Sahara Sand Stampin' Write Marker.  A banner tail was cut on the left side of the phrase and the banner adhered to the Designer Series Paper with the right edge of the banner flush with the right edge of the paper and the bottom edge of the banner a smidge less than 1/2" from the bottom edge of the paper.

The heart thinlit, from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, was die cut four times from Very Vanilla cardstock using the Big Shot [the Precision Base Plate is definitely your friend for this die].  Each of the die cut hearts were adhered, one on top of the other, using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid glue.  Wink of Stella Clear brush ink was brushed over the top of stacked hearts.  

A length of Very Vanilla 1/4" Satin ribbon was threaded through the opening on the lower right side of the heart and folded around the Designer Series Paper/Sahara Sand panel so that the ends of the ribbon extend beyond the right side of the panel.  The heart was adhered to the Designer Series Paper using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid glue.  A piece of Linen Thread was used to tie the ends of the ribbon snug to the panel.  The panel was adhered to the card front at the center of the Very Vanilla cardstock.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  The "Everything Will Be OK" sentiment, from the Designer Tee Sale-A-Bration stamp set, was inked with the brush tips of Sahara Sand and Soft Sky Stampin' Write Markers and stamped near the upper center of the liner.  The "Just Give It Some Time" coordinating sentiment, also from the Designer Tee Sale-A-Bration stamp set, was inked with the brush tip of a Sahara Sand Stampin' Write Marker and stamped just below the first sentiment.

A thin strip of Sahara Sand cardstock was adhered behind the top edge of a piece of Falling In Love Designer Series Paper so that a thin edge of Sahara Sand peeks above the paper.  This piece was adhered along the bottom edge of the liner.

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A piece of Falling In Love Designer Series Paper was adhered over the flap of a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope, lining up the top edge of the paper with the fold of the envelope flap.  The paper extending beyond the edges of the flap were trimmed off with Paper Snips.

I really like the simple but meaningful look of this card.  It reminds me that more often than not, the most difficult issues have the simplest solutions if you are just quiet and let your heart show you the answer.

Card Measurements --

Sahara Sand:  4-1/4" x 11 scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length, 3-1/8" x 4-1/8", 1/2" x 1-3/4", 3/8" x 4"; Very Vanilla:  3-5/8" x 4-5/8", 4 @ 2-3/4" x 2-3/4", 4" x 5-1/4"; Falling In Love Designer Series Paper:  3" x 4", 1" x 4", 2-1/4" x 6"; Very Vanilla 1/4" Satin ribbon:  8-1/2"; Linen Thread:  3"

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Supplies I used to make this card --

Stamps:  Sunshine Sayings, Botanical Blooms, Designer Tee Sale-A-Bration; Inks:  Versamark, Wink of Stella Clear; Stampin' Write Markers:  Neutrals (Sahara Sand), Subtles (Soft Sky); Cardstock:  Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Falling In Love; Embellishments:  Very Vanilla 1/4" Satin ribbon, Linen Thread; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Multipurpose Liquid; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform and/or Precision Base Plate, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope


Stamp Review Crew -- Sunshine Sayings

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Sunshine Sayings stamp set.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Stamp Review Crew is an international group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who gather for a blog hop the first and third Mondays of the month to review a single stamp set.  The number of participants varies from hop to hop, but the ideas are plentiful as we take a stamp set through its paces.  By the time you've traveled through the hop, you are sure to find a number of innovative ways to use the featured stamp set.  So sit back, relax, and get ready to start pinning ideas to your Pinterest board!

To see the line up of artists for this week's hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from Heidi's blog where you were presented with an amazing project to inspire your creativity.  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, you've seen Holly's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

I have three projects to share with you.

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Sunshine Sayings, Botanical Blooms; Inks:  Versamark, Wink of Stella Clear; Cardstock:  Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Falling In Love; Embellishments:  Very Vanilla 1/4" Satin ribbon, Linen Thread; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Multipurpose Liquid; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/ Magnetic Platform, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Sunshine Sayings; Inks:  Basic Black Archival;  Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Pop of Pink Specialty; Embellishments:  Metallic Foil Doilies, Gold 1/8" ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Multipurpose Liquid, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Sunshine Sayings; Inks:  Crumb Cake, Garden Green; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Gold Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Affectionately Yours Specialty; Embellishments:  3/8" Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Multipurpose Liquid, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, 1/8" handheld circle punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Lots of Labels Framelits

I'll be sharing the how-to's for these projects very soon, so be sure to return to see the liners for the inside sentiment areas for each of these projects and the coordinating decorated envelopes.  

Be sure to visit all the stops on this week's hop to find more ideas for using the images included in the Sunshine Sayings stamp set for your projects.  Just click on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons below to continue.

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Here's the listing of all the artists on the hop:

  1. Holly Krautkremer   
  2. Dawn Tidd  
  3. Nikki Spencer  
  4. Kelly Kent 
  5. Bruno Bertucci 
  6. Debra Burgin 
  7. Tanya Boser 
  8. Valerie Moody 
  9. Linda Callahan 
  10. Martha Inchley 
  11. Sue Plote 
  12. Rochelle Blok
  13. Jessica Williams 
  14. Twila Davis 
  15. Betty Traciak 
  16. Charlet Mallett 
  17. Mike Funke 
  18. Heidi Baks
  19. Mickey Roberts

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Inside The Lines -- With Flourishing Phrases

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Today's blog post is a follow-up to Monday's Stamp Review Crew Sale-A-Bration Free For All Blog Hop featuring items that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration.  I hope that you've had a chance to take a tour through the hop to see all the really creative ideas designed by this amazingly talented international group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.  To see a list of the blog hop participants, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

The cards I find most difficult to make are Get Well Cards and Sympathy Cards.  I think it's because the events associated with these types of cards are some of the more difficult life events we face--whether in our own lives or in the lives of our friends and families.  I tend to make these cards as they are needed so that I can tailor the card to the recipient.  However, my stamp club members have been asking me to design these types of cards for them to make and when I saw the Inside The Lines Designer Series Paper in the Sale-A-Bration brochure, I realized that these beautiful designs would be perfect for cards with a more solemn intent.  

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I also wanted to share the gift card holder technique with my stamp clubs that is included with this card design.  I thought that a gift card would be a great gift for someone under the weather, recovering from surgery, or undergoing a series of procedures.  Think about it.  There are gift cards for just about anything these days; so why not a gift card for the local pharmacy, grocery store or restaurant that delivers, Netflix, online shopping sites, etc.  You get the idea.  Instructions for creating the gift card holder are available in a post from January (click here).  I just love the simplicity of how the pouch for the gift card holder is created and anticipate that I will be using this design very often.

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Since the instructions for the basic card design are already out there, I'll focus on the decorative aspects of this card.  We'll begin with the focal point.

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The card base for this project is Perfect Plum cardstock.  The piece of Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, silver side facing up, was adhered at the center of the folded card front using Tear & Tape adhesive applied at the center of the folded panel.  [Tip:  Be aware that the silver side of the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate has a removable film attached to protect the foil.  You need to remove this film before using the acetate.  Most of the time, the film starts coming loose when you cut the acetate.  If it doesn't just roll your fingertip over the edge of the acetate and it will begin to peel back.]

A panel of Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper was colored with Watercolor Pencils.  For this card, I scribbled each of the colors on watercolor paper and then picked up the color with a Blender Pen to color the designs on the paper.  This way, the Designer Series Paper doesn't get too wet and pill or pucker.  If you don't have Watercolor Pencils, you can use ink from your stamp pad pressed to the lid and picked up with the Blender Pen and applied to the paper.  The great thing about these methods is that no matter how dark or bright the actual color is, when using a watercolor technique the colors are more pastel unless you keep adding layers of color to darken them up.    For example, the purple color you see in the flowers is Rich Razzleberry which is a whole lot darker in real life than what it appears in watercolor form.  To achieve the Rich Razzleberry color, I would have had to apply multiple layers of the color.  However, the watercolor version is just perfect to coordinate with the Perfect Plum card base.

You can see that the paper design I chose for this card is pretty busy.  I could have taken the time to color in all the flowers and leaves on the design, but felt that if I had the overall effect would have overwhelmed the greeting.  So I chose a few types of flower groupings to add color and interest and left it at that.  By the way, the colors I used are:  Real Red, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Calypso Coral, and Bermuda Bay.

The Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly larger panel of Pear Pizzazz cardstock and then a slightly larger panel of Blushing Bride cardstock.  The focal point was adhered to the acetate on the card front using Tear & Tape adhesive.

Silver Metallic Thread was looped four times around my slightly spread fingers, pinched together at the center, and then adhered at the center of the focal point.  The "Comfort & Healing To You..." greeting, from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set, was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Perfect Plum ink.  The two leaf image, also from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set, was inked with Pear Pizzazz ink, stamped off on a scrap of paper, and then stamped over the greeting twice, reinking and stamping off for each stamping.  The greeting was die cut with the Big Shot using the Layering Ovals Framelits.  A slightly larger oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits was used to die cut a piece of Silver Foil Sheets.  These pieces were adhered together and applied to the center of the focal point using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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The inside sentiment area of this card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  A strip of the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate was adhered along the right edge of the liner.  Finding a way to hide the adhesive for the acetate in this location was a bit of a challenge.  For the focal point, the adhesive is hiding under the left side of the focal point.  Since there's nothing sitting on top of the acetate for the liner, I had to go with an adhesive that would coat the entire surface of the acetate.  Unfortunately, Stampin' Up! doesn't sell that kind of adhesive...so I used my Xyron "X" to make the acetate piece a sticker.

The two leaf image was stamped along the left edge of the liner using Pear Pizzazz ink (stamping off before stamping on the liner).  Note that the leaves also move along the top left corner of the liner.  Be sure that they don't extend beyond the right edge of the folded Perfect Plum card front.  The "With Warmth & Caring From Me" sentiment, from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set, was stamped at the left center of the liner using Perfect Plum ink.

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The greeting was stamped near the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Perfect Plum ink.  The two leaf image was stamped along the lower left and bottom edges around the greeting using Pear Pizzazz ink stamped off before stamping on the envelope.

When I prepare the card kits for my stamp clubs, I always make at least 5 more kits than the anticipated attendees in case a member brings a guest.  Whatever kits I have left over I make up before I put the supplies away and put them in my stash for my own use.  The Flourishing Phrases stamp set gave me some great choices for a variety of focal point greetings.  Now I have gift card holders in my card stash for Weddings, Get Well, Congratulations, and Just Because.     

Card Measurements --

Blushing Bride:  3-1/4" x 4-1/4"; Pear Pizzazz:  3-1/8" x 4-1/8"; Perfect Plum:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Whisper White:  2" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate:  2-1/2" x 4", 1" x 4"; Silver Foil Sheets:  2" x 3"; Inside The Lines Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration):  3" x 4"; Silver Metallic Thread:  approx. 36"

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Supplies I used for this card -- 

Stamps:  Flourishing Phrases; Inks:  Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum; Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Silver Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Inside The Lines Sale-A-Bration, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate; Embellishments:  Silver Metallic Thread; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Blender Pens, Watercolor Pencils, Classic Label punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Layering Ovals Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Xyron "X"